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A father processes his mortality and secrets in a heartbreaking novel about family and forgiveness from the New York Times Bestselling author of The hundred-foot journey,
It is a time of reckoning for José María Álvarez, an aristocratic Spanish banker who lives in a Swiss village with his American wife. Shortly before the end of a long and turbulent life, hallucinatory memories of the past overwhelm him. His fondest memories include those of his childhood in the Franco-Spanish age of the 1950s and the idyllic afternoons on which he fished for salmon with his father, uncle and beloved younger brother on the Sella River. But these loving reveries will soon be darkened by something bigger. José's regret and dark family secrets flood back, as does the devastating tragedy that drove José into exile and made him bear the burden of a soul-deep guilt.
Now that his three estranged sons are returning to their father's side, José hopes to leave death long enough to finally fix his house and drive out his demons. Only in his search for redemption can José begin to understand the meaning of his life – and what his legacy meant for others.